Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, has felicitated with residents on the ocassion of the state’s 32nd anniversary on Sunday, August 27, assuring that his administration would drive the economy from $4.4 billion to $30 billion.
Mbah made this promise in a statement issued via his X handle on Sunday.
He stated that what his administration is not to be comfortable with the incremental model as the world is fast evolving through technologies and new ways of doing things.
He stated, “Today, as we commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the creation of our beloved Enugu State, I salute the determination and sacrifices of our founding fathers and all those who contributed in one way or the other in the tortuous journey of ensuring that the quest for a state of our own came to fruition. We will never take their sacrifices for granted.
“Our agenda is to immortalise them by fashioning out a state that they would be proud of and a state that would stand as a reference point in socioeconomic transformation in the country.
“Over the past 32 years, we have witnessed some commendable transformations meant at sustaining the dreams of our founding fathers. However, what our administration is doing is that we are no longer comfortable with the incremental model because the world is fast evolving through technologies and new ways of doing things.
“We started this by laying a new foundation that would disrupt the sub-optimisation in governance. We have started doing things differently because we want a state where posterity will be kind to us. We want a state where our children will judge us fairly. We want a state where poverty will be a thing of the past.
“We understand that these are not going to be easy, but with your support, and our commitment to our governance philosophy, I can say we will get there faster than ever imagined.
“We are determined to take our economy from the present $4.4 billion to $30 billion, and we are laying the necessary foundations for this exponential economic revolution.
“We have made consequential statements on security and backed them with action to guarantee investment inflow. And we will not rest on our oars until the last atom of threat to peace and security is escorted out of our state.
“Ndi Enugu, I wish you all a happy 32nd anniversary.”